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Old 09-30-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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choices for heated garage?

I have a completely finished and insulated garage that is 24x32

in the winter it of course goes below freezing... I want to keep it above freezing, say 40-50 degrees at most... what are some choices to do something like this? never looked into garage heat before so not sure where to start... dont need cooling, just heat


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Old 09-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I heat my garage with 240V baseboard heaters. I like the fact that they are quiet and take up almost no space. They would be expensive to heat every day at 70* but I only heat the garage on occasional days so its not an issue.


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Old 09-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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if you have gas a radient heating strip right over the doors will catch the cold like you see in the home improvements flue just a burner run out
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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Electric heat is 100% efficient.....and most likely the most costly. Solar works quite well....during the day. What is your fuel source? If you want to keep it relatively cool, but heat it up quickly to work in there, a gas fired unit, like a "hot dawg" would be my choice...probably $500 - 600 if you install it yourself.
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There is also a mini split heat pump. Its very cost effective when you look at the amount of energy that it uses. Plus you get to have a/c too
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:41 AM   #6
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How about a small Reznor unit heater say 30,000 btu's/hr, that way if you want to work in the garage on the coldest day of the year you can make it more comfortable.



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